Banded Gastric Plication
Banded gastric plication is an experimental minimally invasive weight loss procedure that combines two techniques: gastric banding and stomach plication. Dr. Brett Cohen, at the Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program, is the only formally trained Bariatric Surgeon in Florida offering the technique.
When performed together these procedures create one small stomach pouch at the top of the stomach and a narrow, sleeve-shaped lower stomach that cannot expand. The goal is for people to eat smaller portions of food and feel satisfied between meals. Banded gastric plication allows some patients to experience more significant results with less risk than other procedures.
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